How Will The Walking Dead Spinoffs Be Affected By The Writers’ Strike?

MOVIE NEWS – The extent to which The Walking Dead spinoffs and other upcoming AMC Networks programming will be affected by the Writers Guild of America strike was recently revealed.



The good news for fans is that The Walking Dead spinoffs are not expected to be affected by the Writers Guild of America strike. The WGA, the screenwriters’ union, has gone on strike, citing a long list of concerns amid stalled negotiations with the Motion Picture and Television Producers Association. While writers went on strike in New York and Los Angeles on Tuesday, the entertainment world braced for disruption. Late-night talk shows and SNL are already on hiatus. In addition, several high-profile series like Stranger Things could face delays.

However, one entertainment giant will not be affected by the WGA strike, as The Wrap reports that AMC Networks has confirmed that their upcoming series programming, including the highly anticipated spinoffs of the Walking Dead universe, are not expected to be affected by the strike.

AMC’s Anne Rice shows, including Interview with the Vampire and The Mayfair Witches, are also not expected to be affected by the strike.


How can The Walking Dead avoid disruption from the strike?


It has already been confirmed that series such as Yellowjackets, Stranger Things, Abbott Elementary and Cobra Kai will face delays. This is because the writers are on strike, which means that they will not be able to continue working on the scripts for the next episodes. However, some major series have confirmed that the strike will not affect them. The lucky series include Andor season 2, House of the Dragon season 2 and Good Omens season 2. These have been confirmed to have finished scripts in the box and are ready to shoot. Obviously, due to the WGA writers’ strike, no scripts can be rewritten for any of these projects. This could still lead to disruptions.

The Walking Dead universe has been fortunate to avoid any strike-related disruptions. That’s because filming on season 8 of Fear the Walking Dead, as well as Dead City, Daryl Dixon and the untitled Rick & Michonne spinoff, is already far enough along that they won’t be affected.

Of the series, Rick & Michonne still has the most work to do and won’t premiere until 2024, but the necessary writing had to be completed in time for the series to get underway.

It is not yet known what problems might arise later on. The strike also prevents the writers from being on set. It also prevents the sometimes necessary rewrites from taking place. For the time being, however, it seems that the Walking Dead universe can keep to its schedule. The final season of Fear the Walking Dead will premiere on May 14, 2023. Dead City will arrive on June 18, 2023. Daryl Dixon later, but still in 2023. And Rick and Michonne’s series is still scheduled for 2024.

Source: The Wrap

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